Dr. Vinson H. Sutlive, Jr.

Published 3:22 pm Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Dr. Vinson H. Sutlive, Jr. peacefully passed away on October 4, 2023. Vince was born in Thorsby, Alabama on October 29, 1932, to Vinson and Ruth Sutlive. He attended Asbury College where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He then proceeded to Vanderbilt University for his Bachelor of Divinity and to the University of Pittsburgh for his Ph.D. Vinson and his wife Joanne served as missionaries in Sarawak, Malaysia from 1957 to 1972. After returning from the mission field, Vince taught and chaired for the Anthropology Department for 30 years at William & Mary College in Williamsburg, Virginia. Vince and Joanne moved to Wesley Village in Wilmore, Kentucky, in 2018. Vinson is survived by his wife, Joanne; sister, Jane; and his children, Vins (Ann) Sutlive, Susan (Stuart) Smith, and Thom (Kim) Sutlive. He also leaves seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren to mourn his passing. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate any donations to be sent to Asbury University, Wilmore United Methodist Church, or Wesley Village. Betts & West is honored to serve Vince and his family in their time of need. An online guestbook is available at www.BettsAndWestFuneralHome.com

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